Aug 31, 2023
Andrew and Devin from YourBestHalloweenEver.com are here to kick off their sixth year of helping you with tips, tricks, and treats, so that you can prepare to have Your Best Halloween Ever! Andrew is also the author of Thirteen Tales for Halloween and Thirteen More Tales for Halloween. Other discussion topics include a recent paranormal experience, the haunt industry, the nostalgia of Halloween from our childhood, and looking back at the special memories made at this year’s Midsummer Scream in California. Visit BigSeance.com/228 for more info.
In this episode:
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Andrew was previously on our Half-O-Ween episode from 2022. 2:55
Andrew and Devin introduce themselves. 4:11
Your Best Halloween Ever really started out as a Halloween lifestyle guide. 5:10
Andrew brings the magical and whimsical. He wants to bring back the magic and cuteness of your childhood. With Devin’s background in the haunt and makeup industries, he wants to haunt your childhood! 6:40
More about Devin’s work in the haunt industry, including a story of working a haunt in the basement of the actually haunted Lemp Brewery in Saint Louis! 9:46
The images, smells, and nostalgia of Halloween! 13:58
Costumes, crafts, recipes, playlists, short stories, 6 weeks of different chili recipes, and the 5 previous years of past content on the site! Plus more on the beginnings of Your Best Halloween Ever! 16:12
What does the Halloween of your childhood look like? 20:41
The smell of duct tape and an old rubber latex mask! Plus creating a character through costume, makeup, and props! 22:42
“Working in a haunted house is so closely related to theater.” “If you can’t scare somebody going through a haunt, make them laugh. Make them have some kind of emotional reaction that they can be like, ‘I was at least entertained.’ So working at the haunt, I would always give myself a character backstory.” 26:41
Andrew and Devin both had a paranormal experience recently while on vacation with family. “It left us a little freaked out, you might say.” 28:03
Andrew is a trekkie and loves the X-Men! 35:20
Devin loves to collect, loves Celine Dion, and is a total drag nerd! 36:35
Our favorite Beistle Halloween cutouts, and other treasured possessions! 38:02
Three days of non-stop memory making at Midsummer Scream in California! 42:40
Andrew wanted to be a writer going back to before he could even write! 54:23
Final thoughts from Andrew and Devin and some changes to what’s coming up this year on the site. 56:15
For more Your Best Halloween Ever!
Andrew's appearance on our Half-O-Ween episode in 2022!
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